Greetings from North Idaho State Fair.
Ken thought I was going to take a picture. Just in case you don’t understand why he cracks up laughing.
Today’s buzz words to watch for are, “I don’t want to!” Anthony Robins once said. “No one makes anyone do anything unless they are a prisoner.” You choose to do every thing in your life. We make it really hard to get out of bed by programming ourselves by saying. “I don’t want to get up.” If that were actually true we would just stay in bed. “I don’t want to go to work.” Well then don’t go to work! If you choose to go to work to avoid being fired well then you wanted to go work to keep your job.
Imagine laying in bed and saying. “I don’t want to get up.” Feel how heavy this feels in your body. It feels terrible. Instead say. “I want to lay in bed but I would rather keep my job, so I better get up.”
Judge these words and feel how much better it feels to make a statement that impowers you instead of disempowers you!
“I don’t want to go to work today.” Notice how just saying it makes you feel icky!!! Try saying, “Staying home today would be fun, but earning money today is more important to me so I’m choosing to go to work.” Or “Being someone that people can count on is more important to me, so I’m choosing to go to work.”
If we make these small distinctions we will begin to reach for the better feeling words.
So, listen to your self-talk an “Stop it!” Turn it around and have some fun with it!
I, _______solemnly swear to myself and only myself to raise my standard of excellence.
I listen to myself speak and I if I hear myself say “I don’t want to” I immediately change the way I’m thinking and look to see where it is not true, and that I actually do want to do it! I feel how much better it feels in my nervous system and enjoy correcting the way I’m’ thinking in the future. I raise my standard of excellence. So help me me.